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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Ford Escape has an acceptable complaint history so far, with leaking rear window problems showing up as the main concern so far. NHTSA complaint data shows an early pattern of problems with stalling while driving.

Another concern is the 2012 Escape rolled onto its roof during an NHTSA side impact test so it only received a marginal side impact rating ... not good.

3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,668 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2012 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012016

Escape

  • 93,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear window of this Ford Escape leaks causing visibility issues on the rear window, moisture collection in center brake light, and water residue in/on electrical components in rear door. Began at about 24,000 miles. Out of warranty when issue was taken to dealership at 39,000 miles. All miles within first year to 18 months of ownership. The water leaves streaks and staining on the interior glass during heavy rains and melting snow.

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 122015

Escape 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. Upon entering the vehicle, the contact smelled an abnormal odor. The contact realized that the seats, floor boards, rugs, and windows were wet and foggy. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking water from the windows and the seals on the doors. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000... updated 09/30/15

- Louieville , KY, USA

problem #4

Mar 252014

Escape

  • 30,000 miles
Back windshield leaks and has been since 27000 miles.

- Crescent Springs, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 312013

Escape

  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while parked, the rear window became shattered from the inside out. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection but no information was provided to the contact. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 152012

Escape

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear windshield wiper only had two speeds settings and would not completely clear the window when driving in rainy weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the vehicle was performing as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #1

May 152012

Escape

  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the interior of the vehicle created a reflection on the windshield and affected his vision. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was operated during sunny weather conditions. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5. the VIN was unavailable.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

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